Part of speech: noun

An opponent; antagonist; enemy.

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Usage examples "adversary":

  1. Culligore was as dangerous an adversary as he had ever faced. - "The Gray Phantom's Return", Herman Landon.
  2. But the activity of Ashby's cavalry, and the boldness with which Jackson maintained his position, impressed his adversary with the conviction that the Confederate force was much greater than it really was. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  3. Then, using all his force, he flung off his adversary. - "For the Allinson Honor", Harold Bindloss.